I’ve made the front guide assembly in the previous blog post, now I’ll continue with the fence tube.
I had to plug one end of the fence tube, so i could weld the clamping brackets on it.
I would need to have a piece of 5mm steel 60×60mm big. I didn’t had that, so I had to weld 2 pieces togheter to form the 60×60 plate.
Next, I’ve cut the plate to size and cleaned up the edge.
In order to have a strong weld, I had to bevel the edges of the plate so i wouldn’t grind all the weld off when I’m cleaning up the weld.
Next, I’ve welded the plate to the fence tube. (yes, I know, my welds look like crap, but that’s why they invented an angle grinder, right?)
Then I’ve cleaned up the weld and squared the fence tube with my belt sander.
Now we start on the squaring angle. Note the spacer between the squaring angle and the fence tube.
Then I’ve welded it to the fence tube togheter with the spacer.
That’s not a bad weld, if i say so myself.
That’s it for this time :).